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Faces on Faith: Civility . . . where has it gone?

October 19, 2016 We’re nearing the end of a very partisan high-stakes presidential election. more »»

In the Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

October 19, 2016 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. more »»

Shell Shocked: The great Sanibel mayoral debate

October 12, 2016 The candidate for mayor of Sanibel began his opening remarks in the long awaited and anticipated mayoral debate: Strump: I’m the only candidate who can appeal to the downtrodden and impoverished... more »»

In the Garden: Berry interesting

October 12, 2016 Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ruby-throated hummingbird

October 12, 2016 The regions’ smallest bird, the ruby-throated hummingbird is an amazing creature. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite Part Two

October 12, 2016 Comida (Nutrition) She was plumper than a calabaza yet never sat down to eat at the table with the rest of the family, but picked bits and pieces from the memorable dishes she spent most of the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary meeting focus on Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust disbursements

October 12, 2016 Last week, our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Charlie Emerson got right down to business. Around four times a year, our regular Friday morning meeting is dedicated to updates on club business. more »»

Faces on Faith: A spark of love is all it takes

October 12, 2016 Every autumn there’s an event in New York City called the White Light Festival and media have come to refer to it as an “aural journey into the spiritual.”  Musical events include: Bach’s “St. more »»

On the Water: October is a great month for fishing

October 12, 2016 This is a refreshing time for anglers around South-west Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

Shell Shocked: Alligator Redux

October 5, 2016 I’ve written about alligators before and undoubtedly, I will again. Our Sanibel alligators always seem to be in the news as well as in troubl. more »»

Living Sanibel: Yellow warbler and palm warbler

October 5, 2016 Yellow warbler This nearly solid yellow warbler can sometimes be confused with the goldfinch, but has a softer coloration that includes streaks of light brown. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite

October 5, 2016 Part I Love at First Sight She was less than five feet tall and plumper than a calabaza, yet she could touch the floor with the palm of her hand and chop a roasted pig into a hundred pieces whil... more »»

In the Garden: Big design in a small palm

October 5, 2016 Plant subject: European fan palm (Chamaerops humbles) Multiple clumps curving as they rise with a fan-shaped leaf, in colors ranging from sage green to bluish green, give this palm an edgy, modern... more »»

Rotary Happenings: New principal at Sanibel School provides a welcome look ahead

October 5, 2016 Welcome to the neighborhood, Chuck Vilardi, new school principal of the Sanibel School. more »»

Faces on Faith: Some something new

October 5, 2016 The Jewish High Holidays — Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement — is upon us. Rosh HaShanah, and the Jewish year 5777, began at sundown on Oc. more »»

On the Water: Hot days slow the fish bite in the area

October 5, 2016 Summer-like weather continued into the first week of autumn making for some hot, sticky days on the water. more »»

Shell Shocked: Musings of a free associator

September 28, 2016 If it’s so important to be earnest then why didn’t my parents name me Ernest? And if we should be frank with each other why wasn’t I named Frank?  And why aren’t you named Frank? And why isn’t your... more »»

In the Garden: Southern show stopper

September 28, 2016 Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on th... more »»

Living Sanibel: Bluegill and redbreast sunfish

September 28, 2016 Bluegill Bluegill and redbreast sunfish are sometimes referred to as bream (pronounced brim) in Florida. more »»

Poetic License: Mami, I sold the lots

September 28, 2016 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»



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